T-Mobile Expands ‘Binge On’

T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ program just got a lot bigger.

Binge On, a plan that allows T-Mobile “un-carrier customers” to watch unlimited video without it counting against monthly data limits, has greatly expanded the number of services available for such streaming.

Customers can now choose from more than 100  services and an estimated 765 million hours of video, according to T-Mobile CEO and president John Legere. Binge On was unveiled in November 2015, offering support for 24 video apps including Hulu, Sling TV, Netflix, Showtime and HBO Go. The plan now also includes ABC, Apple Music, Disney, Dish Anywhere, Fox Now and Nat Geo TV. Sign language channel D-Pan.TV, as well as Ceek VR, DramaFever and Shalom World have also joined the line-up. (The video services themselves aren’t necessarily free. For example, you would still need paid subscriptions to such providers as Netflix, Showtime and HBO GO).

Binge On has not been without its share of controversy. As TechCrunch previously reported, YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV joined the program in March after T-Mobile addressed complaints it was unfairly “throttling” the service, that is, slowing or reducing the data stream to customers, resulting in lower-quality video.

You can learn more about Binge On, including a full list of its video services, here.

Legere explains Binge On’s expansion here:

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